The New American Workplace : : Transforming Work Systems in the United States / / Rosemary Batt, Eileen Appelbaum.

Despite formidable obstacles, a small but growing number of U.S. companies rccognize that today's domestic and international markets require them to transform their production process. On the basis of more than ten years of survey data and the evidence of case studies, Eileen Appelbaum and Rose...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Cornell University Press Archive Pre-2000
Place / Publishing House:Ithaca, NY : : Cornell University Press, , [2018]
Year of Publication:2018
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Physical Description:1 online resource (256 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Part I. The Challenge
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Why Change? The Breakdown of Mass Production
  • Part II. The Alternatives
  • 3. Alternative Models of Production
  • 4. A Comparison of the Models
  • Part III. Alternative Strategies in the United States
  • 5. The Extent of the Change: Evidence from Surveys, 1982-93
  • 6. Experiments with Workplace Innovation: Evidence from Case Studies, 1970-92
  • 7. Organizational Change in Services
  • Part IV. The Solutions
  • 8. American Models of High Performance
  • 9. Obstacles to Change
  • 10. Policies to Promote High-Performance Systems
  • Appendix A. Incidence of Organizational Change among U.S. Firms: Evidence from Surveys
  • Appendix B. Summary of Case Studies, 1970-92
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index